Rogers Teams Up with Microsoft for Windows Phone 8 and Tablet Launch

Rogers announced today it has partnered with Microsoft as the “preferred Canadian wireless partner” for the launch of Windows 8, which will include the earlier announced exclusive offering of the Nokia Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Samsung ATIV Smart PC tablet:

“Rogers has a rich history of innovative firsts, and we’re excited to join forces with Microsoft to bring these great new devices to Canadians,” said Rob Bruce, President, Rogers Communications. “Our customers are accustomed to Rogers leading the way with exciting new mobile devices. Windows 8, powered by Rogers LTE and broadband networks, will continue this tradition and bring a powerful new multi-screen ecosystem to Canada.”

Microsoft is set to launch its Microsoft Surface tablet next week, alongside Windows 8.

The alliance between both companies stems on their history of working together on launches such as the debut of Rogers Anyplace TV On Demand on Xbox. Rogers also notes they will also have their own apps ready for Windows phone and tablets, such as Rogers My Account, Rogers Anyplace TV and Rogers One Number.